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Winter seems like a far-away dream and if you haven’t already, you might want to consider reaching deep into your closet and taking out your favourite pair of shorts, because it’s time to come out and enjoy the sunshine.

The sun is out, the flowers are out, the people are out…Vancouver Island is starting to show its true colours: people are flocking to the beach, to the lake, trekking up the mountain-side, and participating in the many awesome events and festivals.

In this edition of Island Moments, we share the amazing and the fabulous, the things that make Vancouver Islanders proud. We invite you to explore all our coastline has to offer, and to revel in what you love.

October - November 2017

Immerse in First Nations Culture
READ TIME: 5 mins  |  June - July 2017
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While Vancouver Island’s stunning natural beauty may be the first image conjured in the minds of dreaming vacation planners, the cultural experiences are equally alluring. And for the three First Nations on Vancouver Island—Kwakwaka’wakw, who speak Kwak’wala, the Nuučaan̓uɫ, who thrive all along the mountains and sea, and the Coast Salish—as well as for the tribes within each nation, the land and the stories of their cultures are intrinsically intertwined. These nations have been stewards of the area for thousands of years: the oldest known site of human habitation on Vancouver Island (circa 5850 BCE) was located in Bear Cove within the District of Port Hardy.

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Hitting Vancouver Island's Greens
READ TIME: 3 mins  |  June - July 2017
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If there’s one thing you should know about golfing on Vancouver Island, it’s that you can do it all year round. And whether you’re touring cultural experiences, heading out on a kayaking expedition, or camping your way across the Island, you’re always within a stone’s throw of a course, every which one is graced with a green Pacific Northwest backdrop. Avid Vancouver Island golf fans will be the first to laud the variety of courses too, which range from municipal courses to premiere golf experiences.

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